A Growing Problem

Published January 30, 2013

A Florida couple is being threatened with prosecution for violating the Orlando city code by planting a 25-by-25-foot garden in their front yard.

Prosecution seeking fines will begin if they don’t tear it out. The Institute for Justice may take the case.

The homeowners say it’s their right to grow vegetables.

“The greatest freedom you can give someone is the freedom to know they will not go hungry,” said the husband. “Our Patriot Garden pays for all of its costs in healthy food and lifestyle while having the lowest possible carbon footprint. It supplies valuable food while being attractive. I really do not understand why there is even a discussion. They will take our house before they take our Patriot Garden.”

Source: Kristin Giannas, “College Park couple says front yard vegetable garden is under fire again,” WKMG Local 6, January 8, 2013